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Edwin P. Hicks (story)
T. Hee (story) ...
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Release Date:
31 May 1956 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Clever, almost cute, cartoon that is almost a textbook example of UPA's work See more (1 total) »


Eugene Bollay ... (voice)

Directed by
Robert Cannon 
Writing credits
Edwin P. Hicks (story)

T. Hee (story adaptation) &
Robert Cannon (story adaptation) (as Robt. Cannon)

Produced by
Stephen Bosustow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Billy May 
Production Management
Herbert Klynn .... production manager
Art Department
T. Hee .... designer
Animation Department
Jules Engel .... color artist
Barney Posner .... animator
Frank Smith .... animator
Alan Zaslove .... animator

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Included in the 3-disc DVD set "UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection," released 15 March 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.See more »


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Clever, almost cute, cartoon that is almost a textbook example of UPA's work, 17 October 2001

This short, one of the three UPA shorts nominated for an Academy Award (a clean sweep for UPA that year), is almost the prototypical short for UPA: Limited animation combined with a clever, interesting idea that is fleshed out with a good script that uses the strengths of the animation style to best advantage for the concept. The idea here is simple: the main character has taken up jaywalkng as a hobby and it quickly becomes manic, almost obsessive, behavior. The cartoon is beautifully executed and is well worth getting a hold of for anyone who enjoys animation. Recommended.

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